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17 May / FamilyHealth

Acquiring vitamin D naturally can be a challenge, and vitamin D deficiency can cause various issues to do with bone health. It’s especially a concern in children. That’s why supplementation is a good idea for children, but how do you pick the right kind of vitamin D supplement for kids? We’re here to help.

28 March / FamilyHealth

Are you one of the ten million US adults living with an iron deficiency? How would you know? Why is iron deficiency a problem? And what can you do about it? Read on to learn all you need to know about iron deficiency.

18 February / TravelHealth / FamilyHealth

A newborn baby is a little bundle of joy, but travelling with them can be stressful because babies are not always happy sitting still in vehicles (who is to be honest). To help you through the pressure, we have compiled 13 tips for travelling with a newborn.

10 January / FamilyHealth

More than 18.8 million U.S. adults take omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and/or EPA) and fish oil for their perceived benefits. But is it all hype or omega-3s are really healthy? What are the positive health effects of these essential fats? How can they help pregnant and lactating women? Do they really protect against cancer and Alzheimer’s? When do supplements become necessary? This guide will answer all these questions and many more.

17 October / FamilyHealth

Vitamin D deficiency is common among all ethnicities and age groups. An estimated 1 billion people worldwide have inadequate levels. But why is the deficiency so prevalent when our skin can easily produce vitamin D in response to sunlight? Why can’t we get enough of this sunshine vitamin? And what if we don’t get enough? This article will provide you all the essential details on vitamin D deficiency.

09 September / FamilyHealth

Iodine plays an essential role in the synthesis of thyroid hormones necessary for normal growth, development, and metabolism. Iodine deficiency results in low thyroid hormone production which leads to poor metabolism, reduced intellectual ability, goiter (swollen neck), and many other health problems. This article is a compilation of everything you need to know about iodine deficiency. Read on to equip yourself with essential knowledge and prevention strategies.

24 June / FamilyHealth

Vitamins and supplements are consumed around the world every day. From the common vitamins like C and E to exotic exracts and oils, taken individually or as multivitamins, this multi billion dollar industry exists because people are driven by a natural instinct to protect, preserve, and improve their health and wellbeing. But simply purchasing supplements is a waste of money or even potentially dangerous if they are not consumed properly. What is the best time of day to take vitamins? What are the medication interactions to watch out for? What if you’re pregnant? We address these questions and more to help you get the most from vitamins and supplements.

18 November / FamilyHealth

Omega-3 fatty acids, and DHA in particular, have immense benefits for everyone, but they are particularly important for pregnant women for the baby’s development, and also for the wellbeing of the mother. There are DHA supplements specifically targeted for prenatal use, but looking beyond the marketing, what should we look for in a prenatal DHA supplement? We answer that question, then go on to compare three leading brands: Nordic Naturals, Oceans Mom, and DEVA.

05 November / FamilyHealth

Omega 3 fatty acids and DHA in particular are known to have many benefits, but it’s especially important during pregnancy. Next to folic acid, DHA is a highly recommended prenatal vitamin. Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA packs a great amount of DHA for prenatal needs, but it’s benefits go beyond that.

04 October / FamilyHealth

After spending around nine months growing a human inside your body, you’re now considering feeding that human exclusively with food that you make with your body. Doesn’t that sound tough? It’s okay to find it hard, there’s help out there. In this article, we discuss how lactation supplements can help, what to look for in the best ones, and also include our top-5 product picks so you don’t have to do all the research yourself.

28 August / FamilyHealth

DHA is an important omega 3 with a wide range of benefits and is especially important for prenatal wellbeing. Since vegans avoid fish, obtaining DHA through diet can be hard. Deva’s algae-based DHA supplements to the rescue - and it’s not just for vegans.

06 August / FamilyHealth

There are many health benefits to vegetarian and vegan diets. However, vegans in particular are prone to specific vitamin deficiencies, which is why supplements are strongly encouraged during and preferably before pregnancy. Unfortunately it can be a challenge finding vegan prenatal vitamins. This guide will help you spot animal ingredients, and suggest non-animal alternatives you should look for.

12 July / FamilyHealth

There is no end to the variety in human bodies and their various functions, and lactation is no exception. Some women only need to hear a baby cry and they find themselves soaking through their nursing pads, grabbing handfuls of napkins to hide the dark patches spreading down their tops. At the other end of the scale, there are some women who find it difficult to get their flow started in the first place. For those women, here are some tips on how to induce lactation.

07 July / FamilyHealth

DHA is an important prenatal vitamin. Oceans Mom by Garden of Life hits the brief with 350mg of DHA, and since it only contains DHA + EPA, it’s something we can recommend for men (and non-pregnant women) as well.

29 June / FamilyHealth

Starting a family is one of the big decisions in life. Raising a child requires huge emotional and financial investment. Why not start things off on the right foot by making sure your baby receives all the nutrients it would need from conception to birth? This guide will explain what prenatal vitamins and supplements, as well as preconception vitamins and supplements, are recommended before and during pregnancy. Don’t worry dads-to-be, there’s something here for you too.